The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 14

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...father--Clark in Jackson's army in the war of 1812, and remained during the balance of the campaign. The grandfather of Jesse M. Clark fought with Washington during the revolutionary war and his great-grandfather Abram Clark was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Walter G. Clark, received his early education in the public schools of Salt Lake City, Hammond Hall, a private institution there, and the Salt Lake Academy. Afterward he studied electrical engineering, chemistry, and mining engineering, under private instructors at San Francisco, Cal., and at the technical schools in California. In 1895 he was made manager of the Peninsula Lighting & Power Co. at Redwood City. While holding this position, he engaged in general consulting engineering work but after two years resigned to devote his entire time to engineering in California, Hawaiian islands, Japan, and Mexico. in 1899 he organized the firm of Kiibourne & Clark Company of Seattle, Wash., to engage in the electrical manufacturing, contracting, and supply business and to practice as mechanical and electrical engineers. He devoted much time to original laboratory research work along the lines of chemical, mechanical and electrical development. He had a number of inventions in a. forward condition of development, when in 1904, he removed to New York city to become manager of the electrical department of the Ansonia Brass & Copper Co. of New York and Ansonia, Conn. After holding this position two years he withdrew to become associated with Prof. Herschel C. Parker of Columbia University and to devote his entire time to his own engineering and research work. The research work of Prof. Parker and that of Mr. Clark were combined and the corporation of...show more

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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,030g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862368
  • 9781236862365